Tidewater Community College’s Frank Walton has joined the administration of Gov. Terry McAuliffe as an appointee to the state’s Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers.
Walton has been head of TCC’s Funeral Services Program since 2007. He also owns and manages Walton Funeral Home in Virginia Beach. “I’m honored to have the opportunity to serve the commonwealth in this capacity,” he said.
Nine members make up the state’s Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers, and Walton is one of three new appointees who will serve a term that begins on July 1 and concludes June 30, 2019.
“Frank is well positioned to advance the needs of funeral services education at the state level,” said Joseph Fairchild, dean of social sciences and public services at TCC’s Virginia Beach Campus. “I am very proud that he is part of the Social Sciences and Public Services Division.”
Walton earned his bachelor’s in economics from Hampton University and holds a master’s in counseling from Norfolk State University. He received his mortuary science training at Gupton-Jones College in Atlanta.